More research is needed to stop macular disease in its tracks
National sight loss charity the Macular Society says the only way to stop hundreds of thousands of people losing their sight is to fund much more research.
Changes to children’s emergency care in South Tyneside confirmed for Monday 5 August
Healthcare leaders at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have today confirmed that changes to children’s emergency care services at South Tyneside District Hospital will take place over the summer.
Sunderland kidney expert raising awareness of importance of organ donation
Leading Consultant Kidney Specialist Dr Saeed Ahmed, who works at Sunderland Royal Hospital, will be among those highlighting the importance of organ donation at an event in Newcastle on June 23rd. Every day across the UK, three people who could have benefited from a transplant die because there are not enough organ donors.
NHS in South Tyneside and Sunderland support new quit
The NHS in South Tyneside and Sunderland is backing NHS North of England Cancer Alliances’ new campaign which is raising awareness of the links between smoking and 16 types of cancer. The key message is: ‘Smoking causes 16 cancers. If one doesn’t kill you…it could change your life. Quitting is the one clear way to reduce your risk’.
Benjamin’s run to say thank you to Sunderland hospital staff for helping to save Mum’s life
Eight-year-old Benjamin Miller has a very special reason for taking part in this year’s Mini Great North Run - he will be running in aid of Sunderland Royal Hospital’s head and neck cancer charitable fund to thank the team who helped to save his mum’s life.
Ground breaking bowel cancer research across the North East and Cumbria
A ground-breaking £985,000 cancer research and treatment project, funded by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and announced today (11 June), aims to reverse the region’s high incidence and low survival rates of bowel cancer (also called colorectal cancer).
Family’s touching donation to South Tyneside Hospital’s Intensive Therapy Unit in memory of dad
The family of a South Shields father who was cared for in his final days by staff in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at South Tyneside District Hospital have donated items to aid other patients in their recovery.
National medical conference comes to the North East
A national conference in Emergency Radiology is coming to the region for the first time in June, bringing together a range of medical experts from all over Europe. The British Society of Emergency Radiology Conference, which is being held at the Durham Marriott Hotel on the 5th and 6th of June, promotes excellence in emergency imaging across the UK.
NHS says ‘think carefully’ before using 999 or Emergency Departments
The region’s NHS has issued a plea for the public to access emergency services with care ahead of a busy bank holiday weekend. A surge in demand is expected in hospitals across the North East and North Cumbria over the long weekend. To help ease the pressure, doctors are asking people to use services carefully and with consideration.
Changes to South Tyneside and Sunderland maternity services all set for summer launch
The opening of a new midwifery-led birthing centre at South Tyneside District Hospital this summer is set to offer more choice on where to give birth for local women across South Tyneside and Sunderland.